Earlier today I received my mainstand from Vecxtrixparts.com so I thought I would take a few pictures while it was being fitted to demonstrate just how easy it is to fit in 5~10 minutes.
With the bike on the side stand I first removed the right hand side panel by removing the single fixing screw at the rear:
And then lifting it out from the front fixing slot:
I then removed the four 13mm bolts from the underside of the swinging arm ready for the stand to be fitted.
The stand fixing bracket does not have a built in stop to prevent the stand from coming up too high, instead it is pulled up by the springs until the small rubber buffer on the top of the foot operated lever touches against the underside of swinging arm.
To make it easier to fit, I carefully pulled the stand fixing bracket away from the stand just far enough to insert a 3" block of wood to hold the stand in a partially open position as shown here:
I was then able to simply hold the stand in the correct position and refit the four fixing bolts that I had previously removed:
I threaded all four bolts all loosely before gradually tightening them securely, but I had to put the camera down as I was running out of hands.
If you don't have a long enough extension between the ratchet and the socket (or you are using a ring or combination spanner) you will probably need to remove the left hand side cover to tighten the two fixing bolts on the left hand side.
I then pulled the stand down slighty to remove the block of wood before lubricating all the moving parts with some spray grease to help reduce wear as shown here:
I refitted the side panel and tested the stand.
The bike is not too bad to place on the main stand compared to my 750 Hondas (which weigh slightly more than the Vectrix) and it is very secure on the stand.
However, getting it off the stand proved to be a lot more difficult than I expected.
I found it very difficult to take it off the stand (while seated on the bike) because it is not really a "Centre" stand so you cannot rock the bike and use the inertia of the rocking bike to help move the bike off the stand. Without this assistance, you have to push really hard on the handlebars before the bike will come off the stand.
It now gives a bit more room in the garage with the scooter parked upright instead of leaning over on the side stand, and it also makes it a lot easier to check the rear tyre pressure, as I can now simply rotate the wheel to bring the valve into a suitable position to attach the airline connector.
It should definitely make the next tyre change or puncture repair a lot easier too.
EDIT: Picture link repaired